(Pictured: Robyn Petrou)
Robyn Petrou, the chief executive of the A$4.2 billion Energy Super fund, has been named “fund executive of the year” at the annual Fund Executives Association Ltd members’ dinner prior to the national conference in Melbourne last week.
The award, which comes with a $20,000 education grant courtesy of AMP Capital, the sponsor, is arguably the most prestigious personal award in the superannuation industry.
John Meagher, AMP Capital’s head of institutional business, praised Petrou for her “considerable leadership and strategic vision” through the launch and growth of Energy Super.
“Robyn has focused on the needs of its members and the opportunities for growth. She continues to provide certainty for Energy Super’s members through her clear and decisive leadership and dedicated member services,” he said.
She has been CEO of Energy Super, based in Brisbane, for the past four years. Prior to that she was compliance manager at the NSW industry fund ASSET Super.
Petrou said: “I am overwhelmed to have been named the Fund Executive of the Year and am deeply honoured to be recognized by my peers in the superannuation industry. It is a tribute to the fantastic work of the Energy Super team.”